I always have soft spot for roadside hawker stalls. Don't know why but I like to stand at some lorong eating my bowl of Chendol or seating at the road side slurping down a cooling bowl of Ooh Geok while watching people and cars pass by. I also really like to visit road side drink stalls for sugarcane juice or Leong Fun during a hot day :D I would be sad if such stalls are not around anymore. That would make the place less 'Penang' right?

Its Friday again, most people would either be gathering with friends or chilling out at clubs and so on. Many of my friends are not around except for SM so we decided to lepak at Perak Road Pasar Malam a place where all the hawker stall gathers...lol... Cheap, lots of things to see and lots of good food to choose from :D

In this post, I would be featuring a stall which was originally from Perak Road. Previously, they sell somewhere near the Bomba Station. Now they had moved to New Lane Cafe. I think many people had lost track of them :P

And that stall would be the Hong Kong Tong Yuen (香港汤圆) stall. Below is the stall owner boiling water to cook the glutinous rice balls. The stall's location in this pasar malam should be the same. Well everytime you can find it along the main road without hassle. Unless... you visit the pasar malam at a later hour and you might need to fight through the crowds :P Difficult to walk as people come in droves.

He pre-boils some of it so he could serve his customers faster. The huge ones are filled with either grinded peanut or black sesame. Small ones are regular tong yuen (without fillings). Both varieties are equally good. Another equally good tong yuen stall would be the one located opposite Traders Hotel (beside Komtar), Magazine Road. That would be another story to tell :)

They have a few choices of soups to go with the tong yuen. Below are the menus which I'd snapped:

Dumpling in Ginger Soup (清香姜味汤圆) - RM3
Dumpling in Osmanthus Flower Soup (芳香桂花汤圆) - RM3

Dumplings in Soya Bean Soup (浓郁豆奶汤圆) - RM3.00
Traditional Dumplings (传统柔韧汤圆) - RM2.60

Dumplings in Red Bean Soup (香滑红豆汤圆) - RM3.00
Konyaku Jelly (冰凉水果冻) - RM1.70 per piece

Each regular serving would have 2 glutinous rice balls with filling (peanut and black sesame) and 4 small glutinous rice balls without filling.

To change 2 glutinous rice balls with black sesame filling - additional RM1.00
To add 4 small glutinous rice balls without filling - additional 50 sen

I always prefer black sesame filling tong yuen with soya milk / (black syrup) ginger soup. The soya bean milk served was good :D But I have a feeling it was thicker last time. Anyway, the soup was fragrant and had just the right amount of sweetness. Those black sesame filling was very smooth and not overly sweet. When I had it, it was already lukewarm. If you have it when its piping hot, the black sesame would flow out of the rice ball :) The rice balls do not stick to my teeth as well. Thats a basic requirement for a good tong yuen, they should NOT stick to our teeths.

Good ah! Ain't it a heart warming dessert?

Location:
Hong Kong Tong Yuen (香港汤圆)
New Lane Cafe (opposite Sunway Hotel)
40, New Lane, Penang.

Business Hour:
7.00pm to 10.00pm (Close on Monday)

Pasar Malam Location:
Jalan Van Praagh, Off Jalan Perak, Penang.
Available 6.00pm onwards.

Contact no:
Mr. Toh - 019 4763618
Mr. Ch'ng - 012 5949892

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9 comments

  1. cariso // July 25, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

    From RM2.20 now becomes RM3.00...Wah......getting more and more expensive you know..

  2. FoOd PaRaDiSe // July 26, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

    Last time, I went high and low to find this stall. And I found it last year in New Lane. ^-^

  3. buzzingbee // July 27, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

    tong yuen with soya milk?? Never tried before. will hunt the new lane stall hehe

  4. New Kid on the Blog // July 28, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

    FP find this high and low... must be very good already.

  5. Jason // July 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

    It looks frighteningly big in the bowl of water O_o

    Yeah, I also love to sit at the roadside and makan. That's what make hawker stalls special.

  6. Cokeworld Citizen // July 31, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

    Cariso:
    har RM2.20 oni???????Aiyo I should have eaten it everyday before it increase price lol...

    Food Paradise:
    I also looked for it everywhere. Eventually I found it when I first visit the pasar malam.

    Buzzing Bee:
    Hehehe go try la. Its good.

    NKOTB:
    Yes. The tong yuen is good cuz even I also hunted for it for almost a year or more.

    Jason:
    Hahaha so eating at the road side is a Malaysian thing. Can't imagine one day when every single hawker stall is moved into some sterile food court. No syok ler...

  7. yeah // December 23, 2009 at 10:39 PM  

    I did't find the stall anymore in New Lane cafe today, can anyone tell me where they moved ? Thx ~

  8. Cokeworld Citizen // December 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

    yeah:
    Try calling the person to check their location. I didn't know about that.

  9. Cokeworld Citizen // December 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

    yeah:
    Thanks for telling by the way.